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Municipal Stadium
Municipal Stadium
TitleMunicipal Stadium
DescriptionPostcard of the Municipal Stadium
Historical ArticleLong before the huge Harry S. Truman Sports Complex was built at I-70 and Blue Ridge Cut-off, and before the days of strikes by baseball players, Kansas City fans made their way, by street car or automobile, to this stadium at 22nd and Brooklyn. The stadium made its debut July 3, 1923, as Muehlebach Field. It was renamed Ruppert Stadium, Blues Stadium and finally Municipal Stadium.

The post card, published in color by J.E. Tetirick, Kansas City, pictures the two bleachers and well filled grandstand. Old residences along Brooklyn are seen, as well as a Schlitz beer sign, in the background. The field is covered with real grass, well clipped.

The legend on the address side of the old post card reads: Kansas City Municipal Stadium, Home of the Athletics, 22nd and Brooklyn, K.C. Mo. The newest and finest ball park in the American League. Seating capacity approximately 34,000.

Kansas City Times
July 3, 1981

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
LocationSC58
Local SubjectStadiums
Sports
Baseball
Municipal Stadium
Digital FormatJPEG
Barcode20000525
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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